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Design Thinking for Social Good: Helping the World to See

Before you can change the world, you have to see it clearly. But for the developing world, it’s an enormous challenge to get glasses to

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Selling Technology to Educators is as Hard as you Think

The wall of red tape keeping innovation out of schools has got to come down. And right now we’re witnessing a surge of entrepreneurs and investors looking

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How HIVE Chicago will Change Chicago’s Education Reputation

Connie Yowell, Director of Education for U.S. Programs at the MacArthur Foundation, opened the most recent meeting of Chicago’s Hive Learning Network member organizations with

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Digital Media & Learning Gets Weird on St Patrick’s Day

And by getting weird I mean going legit. Mozilla’s Open Badges initiative is at heart about getting educators and technologists to design a trustworthy method of

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Girls Learn more than Programming at App Boot Camp

img I’ve always thought App Boot Camp was an ambitious project. Last year, when MentorMob, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and Motorola

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MentorMob takes New York by Storm

Watching Kris Chinosorn and Vince Leung’s smiling faces on the massive NASDAQ screen overlooking Times Square made me feel a lot of things at once.

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EdcampSTL - Teachers Trade Tech Tips in St. Louis

Teachers describing to each other how they use technology to improve learning in their classrooms is a powerful thing. Earlier this month, that’s exactly what

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Plotting a Digital Badges Revolution in Orange County

This last week I flew to rainy—but warm—Orange County, California, to attend a workshop for all the winners of the Digital Media and Learning Competition. Sixty

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What do you desire?

If you choose a career that delivers a fat paycheck over one that makes you happy, Alan Watts is pretty sure that you’ll be doing things

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Finding a Better Way to Teach

There had to be a Better Way A year ago, Cheryl was frustrated.  She bought into the idea that her role as a teacher was to

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